How To Create A Blog

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According to Wikipedia, a blog (a truncation of the expression “weblog“) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (“posts”). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page. Until 2009, blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject or topic.

In the 2010s, “multi-author blogs” (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and sometimes professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universitiesthink tanksadvocacy groups, and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter and other “microblogging” systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into the news media. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

For additional blogging resources, check out this super helpful post: How To Set Up A Blog in 15 Minutes Or Less

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God is always on the lookout for intercessors! Are you willing to be used of God?

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

Colossians 4:12 (NIV)

Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.

TODAY’S NUGGETS

As we saw in yesterday’s devotional, God is always on the lookout for intercessors. He’s always seeking somebody to “stand in the gap” between Him and a person, a situation or a group of people. All He needs is one person is who is sold out to Him; one person who is willing and obedient!

The Bible tells us “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:1-2, NLT).

To intercede is to place oneself in someone else’s position and entreat and beseech God on their behalf. You can also intercede for a city or nation. In Genesis 18 we see Abraham interceding for Sodom and Gomorrah. However, one of the most powerful illustrations of how intercessory prayer should be done is found in our Bible verse for today. We don’t know a lot about the gentleman known as Epaphras save that he was a Christian, a member of the Colossian Church, and a faithful minister of Christ (Colossians 1:7; 4:12). When Paul was a prisoner in Rome, he described him as his “fellow prisoner” (Philemon 1:23). Paul bears witness to his faithful work of service in Colossae, Laodicea and Hierapolis (Colossians 4:12-13).

Paul says that Epaphras was “always wrestling in prayer” for the Colossians, that they may “stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.” The King James Version says he was “always labouring fervently” for them in prayers, while the God Word Translation says he “always prays intensely” for them!

According to Scofield Reference Notes, our Bible verse for today is “A touching illustration of priestly service. Shut up in prison, no longer able to preach, Epaphras was still, equally with all believers, a priest. No prison could keep him from the throne of grace, he gave himself wholly to the priestly work of intercession.” What an awesome example of an intercessor ~ He wasn’t praying to be released from prison; instead he was wrestling with God in prayer that the Colossians may be perfect and complete in all the will of God!

Have you ever wrestled in prayer with God for somebody else? Somebody who may not even be aware that you’re praying passionately for them! When was the last time you “laboured fervently” in prayer for someone else? Have you ever taken it upon yourself to pray “intensely” for somebody else?

TODAY’S PRAYER

Thank You FATHER God, for the gift of intercessory prayer. Help me to be a faithful intercessor, so that like Epaphras I would labour intensely in the place of intercessory prayer. In Jesus’ Name I pray. AMEN.

READ THE BIBLE THROUGH IN A YEAR

If you follow our daily reading schedule below, you will read the Bible through in 1 year!

  • Obadiah 1:1-21
  • Revelation 4:1-11
  • Psalm 132:1-18
  • Proverbs 29:24-25

© Pedro Okoro, Blogger, Editor, Everyday With the Lord; Award-Winning Author of “CRUSHING THE DEVIL”. You can follow Pedro on Twitter: Twitter.com/PedroOkoro 

God has always sought and used one person to make a difference!

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

Ezekiel 22:30 (NIV)

I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.

TODAY’S NUGGETS

Just before He left the world, Jesus told His disciples, “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12, NIV). From this profound statement by the Lord, we learn many things not least the awesome fact that having returned to heaven, the Lord now depends on us to carry out His purposes here on earth. This isn’t surprising because as temples of the Holy Spirit, we carry the Holy Spirit around! Perhaps, that’s one of the reason why you didn’t go to heaven the day you became saved!!!

And of course we are His body! As His body, we are His hands, His feet on earth. One area where this is so important is in relation to intercessory prayer. The truth is that there are certain things that God will not do here on earth unless and until His people pray and take hold of God and bring Him into that situation. A case in point is revival which breaks forth from intercessory prayer. Throughout history, we know that God has always sought and used one person to make a difference. Time will fail us to talk about the Abrahams, the Moseses, the Elijahs, the Nehemiahs, the Daniels, the Jeremiah Lanphies and the Evan Roberts of their generations. In reality, God doesn’t need a crowd to do what He needs to do. All He needs and seeks is one person who is sold out to Him, one who is willing and obedient.

Our Bible verse for today is poignant. The Bible tells us that God “looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none.” Can you imagine God seeking somebody, anybody, just one person, to intercede for your family, your neighbourhood, your town or city, your county, your state, your country, your continent to prevent a calamity from happening, and not finding anyone? How many times, have you felt a burden to pray and not done anything about it? How many times have you woken up at night and felt an urge to pray, but you instead of praying you’ve gone back to sleep? We are told that during the spring of 1904 a young Welshman named Evan Roberts was repeatedly awakened at 1:00 a.m. He met with God until 5:00 a.m. What followed was the Welsh revival which brought 100,000 people to the Lord Jesus!

Determine today to be available for God’s holy purposes.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Thank You FATHER God, for making me an important and integral part of your Body here on earth. Teach me to be a faithful and an effective intercessor. In Jesus’ Name I pray. AMEN.

READ THE BIBLE THROUGH IN A YEAR

If you follow our daily reading schedule below, you will read the Bible through in 1 year!

  • Amos 7:1-9:15
  • Revelation 3:7-22
  • Psalm 131:1-3
  • Proverbs 29:23

© Pedro Okoro, Blogger, Editor, Everyday With the Lord; Award-Winning Author of “CRUSHING THE DEVIL”. You can follow Pedro on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/PedroOkoro